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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2006
A 7-year-old 11-lb (5-kg) neutered male domestic longhaired cat was presented to its regular veterinarian for vaccinations and a wellness examination.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
To get a cat into a carrier without the cat panicking and flailing about, pull a pillowcase over the cat and loosely twist the pillowcase closed.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
Unfortunately, weight changes in older cats are often attributed merely to aging, so clients may not seek veterinary care or veterinarians may inadvertently delay a diagnostic workup until marked weight loss is evident or additional clinical signs arise. Starting with a detailed history, work your way through a complete workup in these patients.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Historically, cats have been considered to be resistant to influenza virus infections.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Cats are sensitive to many toxic agents, sometimes in ways unique to their species.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
In recent months, several rapid-fire and unfortunate developments have occurred in the avian influenza situation.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Metastatic, disseminated, and locally infiltrative cancers, including metastatic carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma, and histiocytic sarcoma, can often affect the hepatic parenchyma.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
Feline inflammatory hepatobiliary disease is the second most common cause of liver disease in cats, with hepatic lipidosis being the most common.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
In this retrospective study from a veterinary clinic in Regina, Saskatchewan, 17 cases of feline cranial cruciate ligament injury treated between 1997 and 2004 are described.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2006
Las Vegas — A comprehensive feline vaccination report from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is in the drafting stage from a multidisciplinary panel of experts.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2006
A 10-year-old 8.6-lb (3.9-kg) spayed female domestic medium-haired cat had been evaluated by the referring veterinarian because of lethargy, right pelvic limb lameness, lumbar discomfort, reluctance to jump, and tail weakness.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
I always try to have dry kibble immediately available when examining a pet to reward its good behavior and, perhaps, to teach the animal a new behavior while the owner and I are talking.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
When addressing arthritis in cats, we presume similarities to arthritis in dogs, interpreting radiographs and clinical signs with canine differential diagnoses in mind. And we develop therapies based on how dogs are managed. But these presumptions have little scientific basis. In fact, we know little about how many cats have arthritis, what effect their arthritis has on their lifestyles, or to what degree therapy improves their comfort level.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
Cats are living longer because of a greater focus on routine healthcare for pets. As their veterinarians, we are challenged with the task of helping these cats live long, high-quality lives. The American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Academy of Feline Medicine (AAFP/AFM) Panel Report on Feline Senior Care1 provides a consensus on important goals and recommendations to help you care for senior cats. This article highlights many of the principal points in that report in conjunction with my clinical experience.